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Old 29th Dec 2008, 14:22
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Flydubai

Flydubai`s AOC application has been submitted to the GCAA just before Christmas , so it looks likely to go ahead , and speaking as an XXL guy sitting in the holding pool , I hope it does !
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 03:18
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I have an interview coming up with fly Dubai and was curious if anyone has any info about the interview or company as a whole. Also, what can I expect for living cost in Dubai if it is just myself? How hard is it to find roommates? Thanks
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 04:04
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There is a law here that no Bachelors are allowed to live together. Also no single man and woman. People still do , however it is illegal. If caught you could face jail followed by deportation and off course face a criminal record to your name.

Chechout www.dubizzle.com to get an idea of rentals.

Good luck.
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 04:51
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Fourgolds is right, if a little dramatic. Mixed sex sharing is illegal but I have never heard of anybody getting thrown in jail or deported for it- and I'm pretty sure it would make 7-Days (the local free paper). The authorities will turn a blind eye unless the situation is brought to their attention and then they can't ignore it any more. It does raise some interesting questions about visas and sponsorship though.

Same sex sharing is only illegal for villas- apartments can (for now) still be shared. Also, it is unlikely (although not impossible) that the authorities will be interested in (say) two or three expats sharing a 3 bedroom property- your landlord might not be too keen though. The rule was always there and has recently been more strictly enforced when it became apparent that villas with (literally) a hundred sub-continent labourers living in them were a fire and health hazard.

Basically the whole property rental situation is either a nightmare (sharing) or very expensive (living on your own). Or, sometimes, both.
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 07:00
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Thanks for the info. About how much is an average apartment? do most of the expats live generally in the same area? This is all pretty new to me on expat lifestyle and Dubai for that matter. My family will not be joining me in Dubai but will be making frequent visits as will I during my vacations back to the US. Them not joining me is the reason I would like to keep the cost down, since I will be paying for two places to live. Thanks again
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 08:17
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are you aware that you will get no travel rights with FD? All your trips home will be at normal fares. And also, if you are new at the expat thing, have a long hard think before you come....this is NOT the USA and you wont be able to change it
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Is fly Dubai still going to happen then?
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 13:15
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How about people just answer the original questions instead of blathering on and on?
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 17:50
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SOPS - thanks for you concern on travel, as a furloughed United guy I retain my United travel benefits. Since United has a direct flight from Dubai to Washington Dulles, I am covered for travel. I have been around the block a time or two and do understand that Dubai is not the USA and have no intentions to try and change it, rather I would like to understand it and respect their customs and way of life. I appreciate your concern but I just want to get an idea what it is I am getting into financially with Dubai and also learn about the safety of the city itself, if anyone has input on that I'm all ears. Thank you
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 20:16
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Fly2,
I think you are on the right track. Some of the other places in the world (from the research and networking I've done) are much less friendly to outsiders. Africa and a few others have you live in guarded compounds for crying out loud! How much fun would that be on a day off? It would be nice if people could just answer your questions instead of trying to talk you out of it. Fly Dubai is one of my first choices. I plan on having a beer with you over there if I get the chance! Good luck with the interview man.
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 21:02
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Question

fly2AK you wrote "as a furloughed United guy I retain my United travel benefits".

I thought that FlyDubai weren't taking-on folks whom are furloughed (what with the bond of $24,000 over 3 years), i.e. only recruiting those whom are fully free of all previous employment encumbrances (and that they require some sort documentary proof of you being unencumbered from your previous employer)?
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Coal - I don't know what to say as far as the furlough bit, they contacted me for the interview and I have my ticket in hand from them for the interview. They do have the $24,000/36 month bond, doesn't mean that if I am recalled I have to go running back. Our furlough agreement allows us to bypas recall for up to 10 years from the date of our recall. I guess I will find out when I get there.

Z - The first beer is on me! Good luck!
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The furoughed thing applied to EK. Dubai has its moments, the beaches were nice before the sh!t dumping and its still going on with nothing being done about it.With the package at Fly Dubai the big concerns are housing , education and maybe airport parking.If you look at the latest at EY(housing) tits an apt until they get more villas online which here means apt and nothing else. Fly Dubai is based on a 2/3 bed apt in an ok area, dont expect the beach areas.
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Fly2AK & fatbus... thanks for explaining the furlough thing, wherein we don't have that facility where I'm from.... and can I have a beer too?
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Coal - Sure I will buy you a beer too!
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How long?

How long did it take for them to contact you for an interview. I submitted my CV just before Christmas. Thanks guys.
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Old 9th Jan 2009, 21:43
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SOPS, where did you get your INACCURATE info??? worst case, ID90s on emirates.
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Old 10th Jan 2009, 02:23
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Will FlyDubai initially operate from the current Dubai airport or from the new airport being developed (the mega-airport with six parallel runways)? I presume the original airport will be used for awhile - right? I don't know much about the progress of the new airport.

Also, are the current applicants being considered for Captain positions or FO positions (with a potential fast upgrade)?
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Old 10th Jan 2009, 03:29
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More DEC's as required, they will need every FO they can get and keep them in the seat as long as poss.
I would check/confirm the staff travel, have not heard anything about ID90 on EK.
The latest on what airport is JXB , but I would think it being Jan you might hear somr update s on all that soon.

Good luck
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